Ricotta Blueberry Cake
Now it is time for my tasty Ricotta Blueberry Cake. it would please me to have you follow along. ready? good.
from those pictures we will need the items in the following quantities:
- 8oz Fresh Ricotta Cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1/2tsp salt
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries (i used Mariani brand, Your store may vary)
- 8" cake pan, buttered and floured
Ok have it all? good. lets go.
in your mixer, mix the sugar and the ricotta for 10 minutes.
While the cheese and sugar is mixing, lets work on the rest. Separate your eggs like so
now check on your cheese and sugar, is it still doing its thing? looks like this?
we are on the right track then. carry on.
now, in your handy dandy sifter of justice place the following:
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
now start sifting. into a bowl please.
All sifted? goody. now take a break, your cheese and sugar still has some time left. how about some lunch? me, im having sweedish meatballs. i cooked them in the oven that was preheated to 350. mmmm meatballs File:Ricbluetart8.jpg
ok, that was good, now back to the cake. your cheese and sugar should be all nice and mixed. go ahead and add your egg yolks. it should look tasty like this. File:Ricbluetart9.jpg
now add this goop to your flour and mix in, also add your lemon zest. File:Ricbluetart10.jpg MIXING!
File:Ricbluetart11.jpg MOSTLY MIXED!
Now leave that lump of dough alone, and start whipping egg whites. Start! File:Ricbluetart12.jpg
Whipped! Soft peaks are what we have here. File:Ricbluetart13.jpg
ok, now mix in your blueberries and a scoopfull of the egg whites to soften the batter, believe me, it needs it. File:Ricbluetart14.jpg
Remember that pan we buttered and flowered. well go get it. put the batter in it and sorta even it out if you can. place it in the oven and set a timer for 45 minutes.
ok. 45 minutes are up, get a toothpick and check your cake, if it comes out clean, its done. pull your cake and turn it onto a wire rack to cool, like so!
There you have it! Serve cool and dusted with powdered sugar. Enjoy!